This Friday is a first friday. Which means I should be giving you a fundraising update. I’m telling you right now that isn’t going to happen. Not only am I swamped with things that are sucking up my time, I also don’t really have much to tell you. We still haven’t received the numbers of what was raised when we ran the Chosen Marathon last month. We have one final UNCC Football volunteer event next weekend, and we are still selling friendship bracelets and MantraBands. In addition to that, our garage is slowly filling with donations from friends and neighbors that we plan to sell at yard sales in the coming months. That being said, there will be fundraising updates soon, but probably not in two days.
We have been really fortunate to have the support of people from all different areas of our lives. People are praying for our adoption, donating items, and giving money as well. We have practically stopped asking for support in the form of monetary donations lately, because we were trying to get involved with the Abba Fund, who helps adoptive families to raise money, and also gives interest free loans for the purpose of adoption. Now, we can say that we are blessed to have this relationship with them. Donations can be made to us through our profile, and because they are coming through this non-profit, your donation to us is tax-deductible, and you can receive a charitable contribution receipt. Isn’t that awesome? I only wish we could have gotten in on this sooner, so that we could have offered that to the folks who have given to us already.
Anywhoo. What else has been going on? Lots of relational time with friends- old and new. Chris went on a men’s retreat last weekend, and is away at a conference again this week. So looking forward to having him home tonight. Austin is busy being awesome and adorable and bringing us lots of joy. Work has been cah-ray-zee for me, and I am so ready for a day to just be supremely lazy. Halloween happened. And we start our home study (again. finally) on Friday. We’d appreciate your prayers around that.
So, yeah. I know I didn’t have much to give just then, but that’s all I got at the moment. I’m kinda shocked i found time to write even that much. I’ll make it up with some pictures.